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will hear tonight from the star of the obama family, michelle obama. >> elaine will introduce mrs. obama. >> i'm going to talk about what it's like being a military mom and how much i value that dr. biden and mrs. obama care about families like mine. >> the speakers taking the podium will be talking up the president's accomplishments and highlighting the differences with republicans. delegates are proving a party platform that backs abortion rights. the congressman says women's issues are important to the president. >> he has been the one who stood out for reproductive rights for women. he's the one who has been consistently out there trying to make sure that women get equal pay. >> democrats hope that message reaches voters outside the convention hall. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >> more than 11,000 people turned out today. it's his last stop ahead of the democratic national convention. last week, the republican ticket scheduled its first post convention trip to virginia. if you have any doubt that the commonwealth is a hot commodity this november, consider this. take a l
obama reminded folks there are only 54 more days in the election. she rallied to get out the vote. she touched on her husband's record on the economy saying that they are not done fixing it. they also rallied to talk about social issues. the crowd gave a resound ago plus when it -- resounding applause when it came to women's right to choose to, same sex marriage and also immigration, but before getting down to business she touched on the tragedy in libya. listen in. >> our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. i mean the thing to remember, these brave americans and so many men and women just like them, they are the face of american diplomacy. >> reporter: as we've been saying, the commonwealth, such an important part of this election. it plays a huge role in the 2012 election. so you can expect many more of these types of events from both parties in the weeks to come. >> thank you. >>> and the white house today condemned the violence in several middle eastern countries that appears to be the result of a film made in this country ab
well above 9%. as president obama makes his way here, he is on the defensive about the economy. in toledo the president rejected republican claims that the country is not better off than when he took office. >> i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. >> reporter: president obama accepts his party's nomination in charlotte thursday. first lady michelle obama is already here. she took a tour of the stage where she will give her speech on day one of the democratic national convention. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >> president obama will end his road to charlotte tour with a stop in virginia tomorrow. he plans to be in norfolk in the morning for an event with students at norfolk state. mitt romney is taking a few days off from the campaign trail for the long weekend. his running mate congressman paul ryan held a rally in south carolina today. >>> a ground swell of support on twitter today for this guy, for clint eastwood's discussion with an empty chair during last week's republican national convention. the hashtag empty chair day was one of the top trendin
't think he knows what he's talking about frankly. it's that simple. >> reporter: president obama's response to what mitt romney said, governor romney said the president has a tendency to shoot first and ask question. s later. this is getting pretty nasty and -- questions later. this is getting pretty nasty in the case of a real tragedy overseas. >>> thousands of protesters gathered outside the u.s. embassy in cairo to demonstrate against the same film. they scaled the exterior walls and pulled down an american flag. they also tried to raise a black flag with the words there's no god, but allah and muhammad is his messenger. >>> some of the country's most experienced diplomats are graduates of the johns hopkins graduate school of advanced international studies here in d.c. the flag is it at half staff tonight on the washington campus. students say they have learned from experienced professors that foreign service can be dangerous work. daniel serwer, a professor of conflict resolution, adds this. >> we're often grateful to our military. we often forget the civilians who serve abro
. >>> everybody was a winner during today's salute to team america at the white house, president obama accident the first lady and vice president joe biden congratulating members of the u.s. olympic and paralympic teams. the president told the athletes he was the fan in chief and praised them for being great ambassadors for the country. the u.s. team won a medal total of 104 at the london games and 46 times they brought home the gold. >>> still ahead a couple wakes up to find their car crushed. we'll tell you what happened coming up. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message. >>> 9 wants you to know how today's hearings to determine how well utilities did during the summer derecho fared. well, it didn't really tell us much at all of the pepco and maryland public service commission members agreed that the utility just isn't built to respond to a derecho type of storm. maybe with some changes power restoration could be about a day or two
. >>> this year's democratic convention will come up with barack obama and joe joe accepting their party's nominations. and they said that they have a lot to show for his first term. >> he needs to give a complete list with all his accomplishment it's an extremely long list, but people will seem to have the idea that he has not done anything. he deserves more time to help millions of unemployed americans. >> he does have some work that he will need to finish in which he started. previewing his speech that he will bring a positive message to the audience tonight and talk specifics about building a stronger middle class. on the conference call, he thanked thousands of volunteers who are suppose to be there who will need their help in this close race. the democrats, they do hope that this week will give them an edge. >> and things at this convention that you are seeing the tremendous enthusiasm. and i think that coming out of it, it will continue throughout the fall. >> the first lady michelle obama have been helping to build enthusiasm. and they will introduce their husbands tonight. randa
obama was supposed to accept his party's nomination. the threat of severe weather forced convention planners to move thursday's program inside. >> we don't want to sit outside and he's in the middle of the speech and it's pouring down rain. it makes sense. >> more than 65,000 people plan to be there. >> oh my god, you don't know how many disappointed people there are. there are so many people that are coming down just for that event. >> the president arrived in charlotte today and will speak from the time warner cable arena. georgia delegate, al williams, says the smaller venue won't take away from the president's message. >> it didn't work out, that means we have to be four times as enthusiastic tomorrow night. >> randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >>> mitt romney took a break from his debate prep to visit with voters. he chatted about the economy, but dodged questions about whether or not he had watched the first lady's speech last night. his running meat, congressman, paul ryan, hammered away at the president's record during his swing through iowa. >>> the national debt
. president obama helped lay a wreath at the pentagon remorale. it is the first time a commander in chief have not spoken at ground zero on this anniversary. in arlington, the president said 9/11 shows no act of terrorism can change what america stands for. >> when the history books are written, the true legacy of 9/11 will not be one of fear or hate or division. it will be a safer world, stronger nation, and people more united than ever before. >> in new york today, ceremonies included moments of silence, the sing of the national anthem, and the traditional reading of the names of the 2753 people who died at ground zero. >> marion r. britain. >> mark francis brodrick. >> herman charles. >> keith a. broomfield. and my fiance, firefighter, joseph j.ogren. i love and miss you so very much. until we meet again. >> vice presidential joe biden took part in the service for the 40 people who died when flight 93 crashed in a field in shanksville, pennsylvania. it included a wreath laying, bells tolling, and the reading of the names who lost their lives there. >>> later in the day, president oba
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